End of 2k18 Challenges

Can you believe that this year is over? Honestly, it flew by.. and I’m not just saying that..it actually flew by! 

So I know that I’ve been away for a very long time, but I’ve been trying to pop back every now and then. And it only seemed appropriate to post a conclusion to this awesome year.

In this post I’m going to be reviewing the challenges and its creators whenever needed so that you know what you will be getting into.

This year I went for 8 challenges and accomplished 6 of them! Honestly, I was expecting only 3 so I’m very impressed. 

Here we go!


My 2k18 Accomplished Challenges:

Reading the Alphabet/ A to Z


Hosted By:

My Official Challenge Post: A to Z | 2k18 Challenges 


Read an awesome 21/26 books! Woohoo! And achieved the highest level: Dragon They made it really fun. The hosts were very interactive with us and were very helpful. They listened to our problems and helped us out when needed. There is also a monthly draw for a prize and a final grand prize. Safe to say that I’m going to be signing up with them again. 


Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge


Hosted By:

My Official Challenge Post: Netgalley | 2k18 Challenges

Accomplished by finishing every book in my ARC pile which was a total of 46 brilliant books. Thank you all for trusting me with your treasure. It was an honor to read it. This was helpful in motivating me to go through my ARC pile. You should really try this system if you have a growing list. As for the host, she kind of disappeared.. her blog no longer links to a functioning one..so I don’t know what happened. I’m also waiting for her response on twitter. 

Update on Dec 19: After further investigation, it turns out that the torch has been passed on to ReadingBetweenThePages. So if you are interested in this challenge, then head over to her blog 🙂


Full House Reading Challenge

Hosted By:

My Official Challenge Post: Full House | 2k18 Challenges


This was challenging in a good way. This particular bingo card is not going to be used next year but I’m considering signing up with Bookdate for the new one again. You should try it.


Picture Book Reading Challenge

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Hosted By:

My Official Challenge Post: Picture Book | 2K18 CHALLENGES

Finished 25 books out of the original goal of 6 books. My only issue was that it was hard to reach out to the host…. so I probably would create my own version of this if I want to do it again. 


Comic Book & Manga Challenge

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Hosted By:

My Official Challenge Post: Comic Book & Manga | 2K18 Challenges

It was interesting to see other manga readers out there. Achieved Bronze age level with 46 books 😀

This challenge was on Facebook which is a medium I don’t use a lot. Also there wasn’t a lot of discussion going on which I was kind of hoping for.. so it felt like I was going at it alone. Other than that, it was entertaining.


My 2k18 UN-Accomplished Challenges:

#ASeriesAMonth2018 Reading Challenge


Hosted By:

My Official Challenge Post: A Series A Month | 2K18 CHALLENGES

Couldn’t finish it. It was odd how I found it hard to find a whole series to binge read… not to mention the pressure I felt every month to find a series and finish it. I won’t be doing this one again. 


Birth Year Reading Challenge

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Hosted By:

My Official Challenge Post: Birth Year | 2k18 Challenges

This honestly felt like a great idea at the time.. but after going through the list of books published in my birth year, I was very disappointed. I guess this one only works if you find work that you like in the genres you are interested in. 


And there you have it!!  Phew! That’s a lot!!


For The Love Of Reading!


What did you think of this post? Do you have any recommendations for me to try? Lets chat, don’t worry, I don’t bite. ^^

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